Touchless Buttons Introduced in the latest Revolving Door Retrofit Package
This November, Boon Edam introduced a new touchless button retrofit package suitable for all their automated revolving door models. With the Coronavirus having a lasting impact on the behaviour of people interacting with products in public environments, and the emphasis on health and safety – there is a responsibility to cater to these changing global demands. Automatic revolving doors are excellent examples of naturally touchless entrance solutions, using advanced approach and safety sensors to begin moving without the need to touch the door’s surface. However, contact was previously still required when function such as enabling the disabled (slow) mode or the free-out for secured passage mode (TL360N). Replacing Common Push-Buttons The new retrofit package replaces existing push-buttons with infrared sensors that can detect the presence of hands and objects at a close range of ca 12 cm. A simple wave of the user’s hand is enough to activate the necessary door function and feedback is given to the user via a LED ring. The solution is ideal for revolving doors in the most vulnerable segments such as hospitals, elderly homes and large residential buildings. Working Principle The working principle of the touchless buttons is simple, and the LED ring colour is configurable (red/green) to suit different applications. From a user interaction standpoint, we advise using a permanently lit green LED in the rest position and blinking after activation. A hand-waving symbol was added to the bezel to indicate that it is a touchless operation. The retrofit package consists of premium quality buttons with clear symbols (as shown above), connectors and a sticker with the International Accessibility symbol. Video of Touchless Disabled Button | Boon Edam Boon Edam’s retrofit packages update the technology of your entry, and the touchless buttons are available now through your local Entry Expert.
Boon Edam’s Tourlock Security Door Reaches 40th Anniversary as Proven Tailgating Prevention Solution
Royal Boon Edam International B.V. is proud to announce the 40th anniversary of the launch of the company’s renowned Tourlock security revolving door. The demand for this reliable security entrance, first built in 1980, continues to grow as the risks to organisations due to unauthorised entry increase. Today, the Tourlock is used in thousands of facilities worldwide, including commercial campuses and government buildings due to its high level of throughput and ability to prevent unauthorised access without the need for manned supervision. In addition, the Tourlock has always been an automatic, “touchless” security solution requiring no contact from users during activation and operation, making it as relevant today as it was decades ago. Mitigating Tailgating by Design Tailgating is the most common way intruders can slip into a secure facility. The Tourlock, by design, prevents an unauthorised user from following an authorised user in the trailing compartment. This working principle removes the burden on people to “be impolite” by refusing to hold open a swing door for a stranger. An added feature of the Tourlock is that it stops rotating in the “plus position” during a tailgating attempt. This places a “wall” between the intruder and the secure area, and the intruder can only turn back and step out of the door, while the authorised user continues onward into the secure area without any interference. Preventing Piggybacking with Sophisticated Technology The Tourlock combines premium construction with the option to include the intelligence of a sophisticated, near-infrared detection technology housed in the ceiling, called StereoVision. StereoVision scans each compartment during rotation to verify that a user is alone before allowing them to enter a secure facility. If more than one person is detected, the door will stop rotating and alarm, then slowly rotate backwards, forcing both users to exit the door. The technology in StereoVision has been enhanced continuously over the decades and today can function reliably in a wide variety of lighting environments, including outdoor lighting. Its reliable performance over the years has proven to be an extremely reliable method of preventing piggybacking into a secure area without excessive false rejections. Add-Ons for Increased Security For added security, the Tourlock security door on a building envelope can be outfitted with Level 3 bullet-resistant glass, capable of stopping three .44 magnum bullets. Additionally, biometric identity verification devices can be attached to the end post or a pedestal to provide a highly secure and touchless authorisation method. The Tourlock is capable of integrating with virtually any access system on the market. Contactless Pathways Integrated into High Security Doors We consider the access control and biometric devices the "heart" of our security entrances. When it comes to providing a touchless entry, security entrances integrated with access control equipment effectively control entry to facilities. The Tourlock has evolved over the years to be compatible and used in conjunction with virtually any access control or biometric system. Our recent strategic partnership with AnyVision, combining AI-powered facial recognition software with security entrances, will soon be available on the Tourlock in addition to the Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gate. We look forward to bringing advanced safety, security and seamless access capabilities to the entry experience, as the next step in this trustworthy entrance’s continued journey.
Boon Edam and AnyVision Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring State-of-the-Art, AI-Powered Entrance Solutions to Customers Around the World
Edam, the Netherlands – June 11, 2020 – Boon Edam, a leading manufacturer of revolving doors and security entrance solutions announced today their new partnership with AnyVision, a global leader of AI computer vision software solutions, to advance their cutting-edge entrance solutions and entry experiences. The partnership integrates AnyVision’s Abraxas technology into Boon Edam security doors and speed gates, bringing advanced safety, security and seamless access capabilities to the entry experience. “At Boon Edam we understand that first impressions are everything, and customer and employee experience begins as soon as someone opens the door,” commented Jonas Oijevaar, Business Development Manager at Royal Boon Edam International. “Together with AnyVision, we are ensuring that experience is not only state-of-the-art, safe and trusted, but also effortless.” Both companies have several pilot projects underway and plans to showcase their joint solution across the world. The projects all showcase the unique benefits of these combined technologies simultaneous at work in ways never seen before. “AI has the potential to revolutionise every industry. AnyVision’s mission is to make AI accessible to the world, with the goal to make every device smart, redefining safety and security in the physical world,” stated AnyVision Chief Revenue Officer Ray Brancato. “This partnership with Boon Edam is one step closer to that reality. With our combined expertise, we are bringing next-generation experiences and faster, seamless access to buildings around the world.” About Boon Edam Boon Edam is leading the field when it comes to supplying top quality architectural revolving doors, high-security revolving doors and speed gates to customers across the world. We are a third generation, Dutch family business who pride ourselves on our knowledge and dedication to this specialised market. From the moment you talk to us about your entry vision, all the way through the decision-making process until after sales and service – you are in safe hands with us. Our promise is our commitment to making you feel welcome and secure, and our mission is to help you make a decision that adds value to you and your business. About AnyVision AnyVision is the world’s leading developer of AI computer vision software. Our cutting-edge recognition solutions are built to function on any sensor, with any resolution and are proven to operate in real-time and real-world scenarios. AnyVision brings together 20+ years of security field experience and academic research with the best and brightest minds in AI, deep learning and computer vision to create a safer and better tomorrow. To discover more about our Facial Recognition solutions please contact us.
The Shortest Swing Barrier Gate: Boon Edam Launches the Speedlane Compact Security Speed Gate
Edam, The Netherlands – 02 June 2020 - Royal Boon Edam International B.V., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced today that they have launched the latest addition to their medium security portfolio. The ‘No-Nonsense’ Swinging Security Speed Gate With the growing threat of workplace safety coming under increasing scrutiny, more and more organisations are turning to security entrances to increase both the safety and security of people and assets. The Speedlane Compact has been designed to provide all the fundamental functions needed in a security speed gate. Nothing more, nothing less. This is uncomplicated, premium, advanced security – realised from a general industry need for a quality, straightforward security entrance solution. In addition, current developments surrounding the corona pandemic are causing companies to increasingly ask themselves who and when and why they may be inside a building or a specific space. Key Features Intuitive user guidance Tailgating, safety and object detection sensor sets, as standard Easy installation Generous interior space cabinet for flexible ACS integration Premium quality materials Smooth, swing motion glass barriers Short V-shaped cabinet with ergonomic design and small footprint Flexible lane configurations (including a wide lane for disabled access) Universally understood and proven display symbols Easy, Effective and Efficient Holding back on high-level features and options means that the Speedlane Compact is easy-to-use, easy-to-install, agile in the manufacturing process; and fast to arrive at the customer’s location. When it comes to integration, the product designers have focussed on ease and flexibility. The Speedlane Compact’s wide cabinets allow for integration with many types of technology, including access control such as biometrics and facial recognition. Third-party integration is simple and collaborative technology is even more accessible. Mark de Jong, Product Manager of the Security Products Portfolio at Boon Edam said, “The Speedlane Compact uses advanced algorithms to detect tailgating, piggybacking and other forms of misuse.” He goes on to explain, “The sensors also detect objects – people carrying briefcases and trollies through the speed gate - they are recognised as such, and the product’s behaviour adapts accordingly. These same sensors also make the product 100% safe to use.” Trendy Premium Minimalist Design Ideal for Small Spaces The Speedlane Compact is fashioned to fit into small areas, making it ideal for high-value real estate properties. It does an effective job within a very small space – relieving security personnel and ensuring that only authorised people can enter the designated area. Its small footprint does not compromise in any way on design. “In terms of design, it looks great.” continues Mark “This is a consequence of the Boon Edam design philosophy of ‘premium minimalism’. We use strong lines to create a powerful, yet elegant statement and the tapered design helps it fit in any environment. The overall look is modern yet still warm and visually appealing.” More information, brochures and videos can be viewed here.
BS8300-2:2018 Accessibility Changes
Updates to our Security Lane Configurations. British Standard BS8300-2:2018 is the standard to ensure that buildings are designed in an accessible way, creating an inclusive built environment. With this standard, and like many others, change is inevitable in order to adapt and better the way in which we implement entrance solutions. To meet the demands and revised British Standard, we at Boon Edam Limited have changed some dimensions of our security lane configurations. These new dimensions will increase the wider usability of our lanes, helping to create a more accessible entry. The latest version of BS8300-2:2018 now states that banks of security lanes must offer a supervised accessible lane or gate with a minimum passage width of 1000mm. Changes to BS8300-2:2018. Having reviewed the latest revision of BS8300, and being a responsible manufacturer and installer of security turnstiles, and with particular focus on paragraph 8.5.3 if the British Standard, Boon Edam Limited's advice to all customers is as follows: Security turnstiles and barriers are only deemed to be accessible, as detailed within BS8300-2:2018, if the following criteria can be met; A wide version of a bi-parting or folding security turnstile or barrier (Lifeline Swing being an example of this form of turnstile) is included in the design which provides a minimum 1000mm through passage width, or A side-hung gate (Boon Edam’s Winglock Swing and Winglock 900 are examples of this type of unit) is installed in close proximity to the main security line, again with a minimum through passage width of 1000mm, and In both of the above options the 1000mm min. width Security turnstile or Side-hung gate should be supervised while under use by an accessible user. Our Interpretation of The Term 'Supervised'. Supervision of an un-trained accessible user would entail the unit being controlled by a suitably trained operator, in normal use, this would be a member of the reception staff, security guard or a visitor’s host. The operation would generally be by the means of a control panel or key fob which latches so that the accessible gate remains open for the entire passage of the accessible user through the unit before then being actively closed using the same activation device. Visual contact with the user is to be maintained during the full cycle of the unit. Where an accessible user can be deemed as having undergone training, i.e. Has undertaken a period of training on the correct, safe use of the security turnstiles by the building owner, and is a regular user e.g. An employee whose place of work is the building containing the turnstiles, Boon Edam Limited deem that they have the knowledge to allow them to self-supervise and safely use the turnstiles without the need of an operator to assist or supervise. For Further Guidance. For more information on the updated British Standard in relation to our products, please get in touch, and one of our regional specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.
Celebrating 25 Years of Service with Boon Edam UK
On the 19th February 2020, we celebrated a loyal employee - Andy Stott for his 25 years of Boon Edam service. Congratulating Andy, Graeme Firth - MD of Boon Edam Limited presented Andy with his requested gift. A swift presentation giving thanks to his dedication, drive and loyalty to not only the company, but the clients we work with and colleagues also. A Gift Full of Thanks Employed for just over 25 years now, we at Boon Edam UK gifted Andy Stott (at request) with what can only be described as a workman’s request a vast supply of ‘tools’ to say thank you. Andy whose role is now an Installation Supervisor, started his journey at Boon on the 5th December 1994 and it is a privilege to have dedicated employees who believe in the Boon way for over two decades. A 25 Year Journey Starting his journey out as our recently retired HSE Managers apprentice and as an engineer, Andy has worked with some of Boon Edams most valued and long-term employees.